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welcome to "cbs this morning saturday." new violence erupts overnight in ferguson, missouri. the conflicting stories that may be fueling the fire. plus, for the first time in nearly a century, the governor of texas is indicted on felony charges. what is next for rick perry? fracking takes off. the controversial energy program expands to yet another american airport. and kick up your heels for a boom in boots. why the classic american footwear is rising in sales and style. but first, we begin with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds.
emotions flare again in ferguson, missouri. >> police under fire again, this time for releasing a surveillance video of a robbery, allegedly showing the teen who was subsequently killed by a police officer a short time later. >> this family has never said that mike brown jr. was a perfect kid. reports that islamic state fighters have massacred 80 yazidis in a village in the north of the country. last night the u.s. carried out further air strikes on i.s. targets. seaworld plans to build a bigger, better habitat for its killer whales. the move follows negative publicity about its treatment of the animals. it took seven hours for a fisherman in the gulf of mexico to reel in an 809-pound tiger shark. >> he's just ginormous. i've never seen something like that. >> he donated 75 pounds of shark meat to a charity in corpus christi that feeds the homeless. this has got to embarrass
some boys. >> davis becomes the first female pitcher ever to win a little league world series game. >> it's over! >> all that -- ♪ ♪ c.c. rider ♪ >> a sea of candles surrounded graceland tonight. >> all that matters. >> to mark elvis presley's death. elvis presley died at age 42 august 16th, 1977. >> on "cbs this morning saturday." >> we must be in heaven, man! ♪ >> 45 years ago the woodstock music and art fair opened in upstate new york. nearly 400,000 hippies enjoyed peace, love, lots of mud and some great music. we also have a great lineup of guests for you this morning including puss & boots, a
little-known brooklyn bar band that features nine-time grammy winner norah jones. plus the culinary innovator with restaurants from honolulu and san francisco to chicago and orlando. chef roy yamaguchi joins us in "the dish." first, the new tensions overnight after last weekend's shooting of a black teenager in a st. louis suburb. >> this morning we know much more about the 18-year-old who died and the officer who shot him. the new developments stoked further anger in ferguson last night. police and about 200 protesters clashed again after a crowd broke into the convenience store that brown allegedly robbed the day he was killed. let's get the latest now from vladimir dutier in st. louis. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. as you say, things are calm today and order has been restored to the streets of ferguson after dozens of looters ransacked several stores in the area including the one where michael brown was allegedly stealing a box of cigars just a week ago. police in riot gear were on the scene, some with high-powered
rifles trained on the crowd. zpat the tense standoff there were no injuries and tear gas and rubber bullets were not used. all this anger comes after the release of the videotape which revealed more about the circumstances leading to the deadly incident. the videotape shows a man resembling michael brown at a convenience store committing a robbery. the man wearing a st. louis cardinals cap reaches over the counter and grabs a $48 box of cigars. in the video, the suspect shoves a store clerk as he leaves. according to police dispatch transcripts, the suspect's description was broadcast at 11:52. ten minutes later an officer spotted michael brown. and a minute later, brown lay dying in the streets just three blocks away from the store. >> every time they do something, they don't want to talk about it! but everything we do get exposed! >> reporter: the video released re-ignited the anger of some local residents. and brown's family criticized the tape's release. brown family attorney anthony gray. >> the family feels that that
was strategic. they think it was aimed at denigrating their son. it was a character assassination attempt. >> reporter: today police also released the name of the police officer who shot and killed brown. something protesters had demanded. he's darren wilson a four-year veteran of the ferguson police department with no record of disciplinary action. at his home in suburban st. louis county neighbor ron gorski described wilson as quiet and says they didn't know he was a police officer. >> i feel sorry for the family and for him and the situation as a whole across the country. >> reporter: after four days of violent protests the appointment of missouri state patrol captain ron johnson to head up security seemed to bring calm to ferguson. all day friday the 27-year state patrol veteran met with people on the streets where he grew up trying to calm and reassure residents angered by the shooting and the military-style reaction of local police. >> we're going to make a difference, but just like me and you are talking and you're
listening to me i'll tell you, we've got to start with me and we've got to start with you. so hey, you keep doing what you're doing we're going to be all right. we're going to continue to talk. if something's not right, i'm not going to tell you it's right. if something is wrong, i'm going to tell you it's wrong, okay? >> okay. >> all right. >> reporter: vinita much of the frustration in the community stems from the conflicting information given by ferguson's police chief. at a press conference yesterday, he said that officer wilson when he stopped michael brown, stopped him for walking in the middle of the street and that he was unaware that a robbery had taken place. later he told local reporters that wilson in fact did know that cigars had been taken and that's why he stopped brown. so a lot of conflicting information there. >> vladimir dutier thank you. what do these latest developments in ferguson mean? rick rikki klieman, good morning.
the officer was unaware of that video. how relevant is that and how will that play out? >> i think the video is relevant in a number of ways. number one is we really don't know if the officer was totally unaware of the robbery because we don't have the radio transmissions as to why the officer left where he was and came to that site. by one story, we do know that the officer, after he told these young men to move then comes back because he allegedly sees the significantcigarillos. let's assume he knew nothing. so then why would the tape be relevant? well, it's relevant because of what michael brown, this poor young man who is the victim of a tragedy, who is now dead what did michael brown know at the time that he was stopped by the police? that is if he were involved in a robbery, which certainly the family lawyers alleges that it looks like michael brown on the
tape, so does he have a mindset that he's being stopped for a robbery? the other and final reason it may be relevant is how does pmichael brown, if he is in that tape, act with the store clerk in terms of then how does he act with the police officer? >> how, in your estimation is the police chief handling this? >> well, i think that the police chief has made a number of mistakes simply because he's made factual errors. and when we're looking at factual errors if he says well, the officer didn't know something and then later says he did know something, it muddies the waters in this type of a case. >> what are they doing right now to figure out exactly what happened in the middle of that street? >> well, what happened exactly in the middle of that street since there was no lapel camera on this police officer or any other type of camera because those are things that are happening in progressive policing around the country, haven't yet reached missouri what we do know is we have witnesses. but far more important in this case is what is the forensic evidence in this case? that's what's going to prove the case one way or the other.
ballistics. what is the trajectory of bullets in this case? was there a bullet that went off in the car? was there a shot or more shots that went off in the street? we've got to learn about the ballistics. we have to also learn about finger prints or dna. we've heard one version of the police officer's story. heaven only knows what the final version is because ultimately in all of these cases, the first story from either side is not necessarily the end story. so was there a scuffle over the gun? is there a fingerprint of michael brown on the gun or somewhere in the car? we need forensic evidence. we have all, unfortunately, made a rush to judgment in this case. >> more answers would be good. ricki klieman, thank you very much. the events in ferguson will be a main topic tomorrow morning on "face the nation" right here on cbs. bob's guests will include missouri governor jay nixon and
cornell william brooks. now what may change the face of the 2016 election. a grand jury has indicted rick perry on two felony counts for abuse of power. the charges stem from perry allegedly trying to pressure the district attorney in austin to step down by promising to cut off state funding for her office. for more on the story, we turn to shawn sullivan political reporter with "the washington post," and he is in our washington bureau. shawn, good morning. >> this is obviously a huge story a lot of people are walking up to. he's the first governor in nearly a century to be indicted. how did this happen? >> well this has been something that has been sort of rolling forward for a while, but it really did catch texas political observers by surprise. you know this case wasn't new, but the fact that you know, governor perry was indicted as you said you do not see sitting governors get indicted very often. so this came as a huge surprise to most of the texas political establishment yesterday. >> shawn, what does this mean for 2016 right now? >> well it's certainly not good
news for governor perry. he's been trying to rehabilitate his image. he's been traveling the country. he's been talking about the state's economy. he's been going to iowa. he's been going to the early states, and he's trying to reboot after what really was a disastrous 2012 campaign. this is clearly a pretty big blow to that right now as he tries to rehab his image ahead of the potential 2016 presidential campaign. >> let's talk about punishment here, though. what could he be facing if he's found guilty? >> well he could be facing prison time. you know there's a lot up in the air right now. you know republicans i talked to in the state yesterday say, you know this is a political thing. they don't expect him to actually get convicted of anything. you know if he's not, that's certainly very very good news for him. you know any time anyone is indicted by a grand jury it's serious, and he does face potentially serious consequences for this. >> but shawn, in fairness to that point, this is political, right? at least part of it is. >> well i mean that's going to be at the center of this case is that, you know you have this
democratic district attorney that perry asked to step down. she didn't step down. he withheld funding from this unit. you know, you're talking about the travis county district attorney's office. it's one of the most liberal, if not the most liberal county in texas. and so certainly there's going to be political accusations lobbed from both sides. and perif perry can make it through okay, he might be able to survive because he can say there was a political thing, a witch hunt, and this is not something that is an assault on my character or my record as words, what do you think that analysts are going to think about his statement? >> well i think they're going to think that you know here is a guy who's reacting to a situation by immediately casting, you know under a political lens. like i said, republicans i talked to in the state yesterday say hey, look. governor perry used his
executive powers. that is not an offense that should be prosecuted. this is the same kind of thing that president obama does when he vetoes stuff. it's the same kind of thing president bush did. so they view this as a very different kind of thing. this is not some big scandal in their view. it's the president using the executive office to exercise his authority. >> shawn sullivan thank you so much for joining us this morning. appreciate it. a couple in new york state have been charged in the kidnapping of two amish girls. the suspects have been arraigned on charges that they intended to physically harm or sexually abuse the girls. steven howells and nicole vasy are being held without bond. the sisters are 7 and 12. they were be aducted from a roadside farm stand wednesday evening. they turned up safe thursday night 15 miles away. last night the sheriff said the girls provided crucial information that led to the arrests. >> the reason we were able to make arrests tonight is because just how strong they are and
things they are able to remember. let's remember that we've got a couple of victims here. >> the suspects are due back in court next week. both girls are said to be unharmed. in iraq this morning there is a battle in progress over a key dam in mosul, and kurdish officials in northern iraq report that fighters of isis have carried out a massacre killing dozens of ethnic yazidi civilians. and there are reports this morning of a significant offensive against isis forces in northern iraq supported by u.s. air strikes. charlie d'agata has more from erbil in northern iraq. >> reporter: kurdish peshmerga soldiers told us there is currently a battle under way to retake that dam from isis militants. they're taking on mortar fire and u.s. warplanes are conducting air strikes in the area. isis took this dam just more than a week ago. it is iraq's biggest, if it were destroyed or opened it could cause catastrophic flooding. meanwhile, u.s. military officials say that drones have been conducting air strikes in response to a reported massacre. kurdish officials say that as
many as 80 ethnic yazidi men were executed. they were told to convert to islam or die. peshmerga soldiers have gone on the attack in recent days trying to retake territory that was lost to isis but they tell us they're simply outgunned. they don't have the weapons to match the ones that isis stole from the iraqi military in terms of heavy equipment and heavy weapons. they're asking for more help from the united states and european allies. and they are heavily reliant on u.s. air power in terms of surveillance and air strikes. for "cbs this morning saturday," i'm charlie d'agata in erbil, northern iraq. now to the ongoing confrontation between ukraine and russia. a convoy of 240 russian trucks supposedly carrying r relief supplies for civilians in eastern ukraine r remains on the russian side of the bordeder this morning. british journalists photographed a different russian convoy crossing the border.
ukraine's president sasaid that column of trucks wasyed. the russian government denies its forces crossed into ukraine. nascar is introducing a new rule intended to prevent physical confrontations between drivers on the racetrack. as chip reid reports it comes to response to last weekend's tragedy on a dirt track in new york state. >> reporter: after crashing into a wall last weekend, kevin ward jr., in a video shot by a fan, was seen climbing out of his car and charging onto the track, dodging cars and pointing at tony stewart, a three-time nascar champion. moments later, stewart's car hit the 20-year-old ward. he was declared dead an hour later. the nascar rule orders drivers involved in accidents that don't involve fire to stay in their cars until told by track personnel to get out. robin pemberton is a top nascar official. >> this rule is really put in place for the safety of all of our competitors, and it's safety first right now. >> reporter: at pre-race meetings, nascar drivers are already routinely told to remain
in their cars after an accident. in spite of that it's not unusual for drivers to angrily approach moving cars. two years ago it was tony stewart who walked onto a track and threw his helmet at a car. in another incident he threw safety pads and appeared to reach for the driver. jeff burton will replace stewart in this weekend's nascar race in michigan. >> i'm proud that they want safety to be on the forefront. and that's what this rule is all about. >> reporter: but the rule has no specific penalties. nascar plans to enforce it only on a case-by-case basis. some drivers are skeptical including brad keselowski who said "i don't know how you can enforce a rule like that unless you had a robot on the track to grab the person and put them back in the car." the rule applies only to official nascar races which means it does not apply to the kind of minor league dirt track race where kevin ward jr. was killed although many of those tracks could choose to follow nascar's lead.
chip reid, cbs news, washington. >> he joins us this morning from the michigan international speedway in brooklyn michigan the site of this weekend's nascar 400. bob, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. >> is nascar doing this because they felt they had to do something, or is this something that actually does make a difference? >> i think they did it because they have to do something. this is obviously was a huge tragedy, and they had to respond to show leadership in the motor sports world. and probably from a legal standpoint as well. >> how do they actually punish this, though? >> they could fine a driver. they could dock a driver points. those are probably the two biggest penalties. they could suspend a driver but i would be very surprised if they actually did suspend a driver over something like this. unless it was like a multiple-time occurrence. >> so a lot of focus on where
you are right now, not just because of the race but also because tony stewart is not racing once again this weekend. when do you expect we'll see him back on the racetrack? >> i don't know. his camp says that he's grieving, and there's just no timetable for him to come back. and there's no real pressure i would say, from a competition standpoint for him to get back. he wasn't having a great season. he most likely wasn't going to make nascar's version of the playoffs called the chase for the sprint cup. so i think he'll take all the time he needs before he comes back because you've got to be mentally into the game to race these vehicles. >> how big of a setback is this for nascar? fans say they want to see the interaction. they want to see people get out of the cars. they sometimes want to see people get mad. does this put a negative light on the sport? >> well the clip you played by robin pemberton was in response to a question he was asked about
do they feel maybe they're cushing a little bit of the show, a little bit of the attraction of nascar? and nascar says that right now, you know they've got to look at the safety implications of a driver, you know approaching cars while they're still going around the track under caution. you know i think we'll see whether it impacts nascar's popularity, you know once we see what the penalties are for a driver who, you know eventually does get out of his car and wants to point a finger or wave a finger at another driver. it's going to happen. we just don't know whether it's going to be in the next month or the next year. >> bob with the new changes, thank you. it is time now to show you some of this morning's headlines. "the washington post" reports germany's foreign intelligence agency was listening in on calls made by secretary of state john kerry and his predecessor, hillary clinton. the revelations first appeared in the german news magazine. the report says the eavesdropping was an accident. the revelation comes after the national security agency monitored the cell phone calls
of german chancellor angela merkel. the reuters news agency says the afghan government is running short of money. while the country continues to receive millions of dollars in foreign aid, afghanistan says it's having a hard time paying salaries next month. it blames the unresolved presidential election for driving down revenue. afghanistan estimates its budget shortfall to be at least $500 million. "the los angeles times" says skateboarding pioneer jay adams has died. adams was depicted in "lords of dogtown" as a member of the tamed zephyr skate team. he's credited with influencing the hard-charging and surf-inspired moves of modern skateboarding. adams died while on a surf vacation in mexico. he was 53. ford is recalling 163,000 ford sts and escapes because of wire problems that could cause the vehicles to stall. the recall is for model years 2013 and 2014 and only those with two-liter engines. and "esquire" magazine reports that han solo is
sporting a new look in the upcoming "star wars" movie. two sketches leaked show solo in a duster jacket complete with popover shirt and belt. could you rock that dirt? >> a duster jacket with popover shirt and belt. got it. >> another shows him in a fur-trimmed snorkel coat. >> a fur-trimmed snorkel coat. >> it says the sleek minimalist gear features a palette of fall-ready earth tones but retains its classic "star wars" aesthetic. >> i have been looking for a good fur-trimmed snorkel coat for a while. >> it's a hard thing to find for a man. >> it really is. fun stuff. 22 minutes after the hour. here's a look at the weather for your weekend.
coming up here, a new website is supposed to shed light on whether doctors being paid by medical device manufacturers to push their products. but the site is anything but transparent. and later, seaworld makes big changes to one of its biggest attractions in an effort to stop a tidal wave of intense criticism. and its falling stock price. you're watching "cbs this morning saturday."
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different sites have different prices different deals with the holtz stels. in addition, there are certain sites that allow hidden prices or unpublished prices. >> what are these hidden rates and flash deals? >> well, in general, hotels want to fill most of their rooms with people playing the regular price. but if you're willing to do a little bit of extra work you can save a little or a lot of extra money. for example, getaroom.com has this very strange thing where if you call them they'll often give you a better price on the phone. i'd say 20% off a paris hotel room by picking up the phone, which seems very old-fashioned. >> what's the conversation? you call the hotel, get them on the line and what do you say? >> well that's a whole other process. once you've actually found the room you want, you go call the
hotel itself. and you say, hey, i'm looking at a room on hotels.com booking.com, whatever. do you have a discount you can give me directly? and it's in their interest to say sure because these hotels pay 20% to 30% commission to the sites that you're booking through. so really just calling them directly and saying hey, let's make a deal. let's cut out the middle man. and sometimes, not always they'll give you a break. >> okay. does this work -- i know labor day is coming up so this is really important about finding cheap hotel rooms. but someone like me who has children, we plan vacations, like, six or eight months in advance because we've got to take the time off. can you only get these cheap rates at the very last minute? >> not at all. there's a whole separate set of apps that will allow you to book stuff at the last minute and get an additional discount. usually they're on your phone, things like hotels tonight, something like that, and also some of the big sites also have separate apps that allow you to book tonight like booking.com has one called tonight. but all of these discounts, except for that one, are available far in advance as well.
i'm going to challenge bill gates. >> i'm glad to give to als. it's a great cause. but i want to accept this challenge. i want to do it better. >> all right. so here it is in response to facebook's mark zuckerberg bill gates built his own contraption to accept the als ice bucket challenge. it has raised more than $95 million to battle lou gehrig's disease so far. >> isn't this clever? gates went on to challenge elon musk of tesla motors ryan seacrest to take the challenge. then there it is. he dumped the ice-cold bucket of water right onto his head.
>> finely produced ice bucket challenge video ever made. >> now i'm curious, bill elon musk give us some sort of rocket with ice included combination? >> uping the ante aren't you? the federal government says a new database will go online next month allowing to you find out how much your doctor is being paid by drugmakers and medical device manufacturers. >> but there are already problems with the system that some compare to the disastrous rollout of healthcare.gov last year. mark albert in our washington bureau has more on this. mark, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the problems have been so serious the centers for medicare and medicaid services cms, stopped physicians from previewing the database for nearly two weeks. until it was turned back on thursday. doctors now say they have a lack of faith that cms can get it right and warn patients may be hurt. the physician payment sunshine act was meant to shine a lot on the relationship pharmaceutical and device companies have with doctors. the act requires payments or gifts to physicians and teaching
hospitals be disclosed. but earlier this month, cms discovered problems with the open payments database. doctors with similar names may have had wrong payments assigned to them. and some doctors said they had problems registering to preview the information and a lack of time to correct it, if necessary. cms blames the companies and organizations that submitted the data. dr. robert waugh is president of the american medical association. >> we're very committed to transparency. we've supported the sunshine act, but we're also committed to accuracy. # >> reporter: the ama and more than 100 other associations want cms to delay the september 30th rollout for six months. do you not believe this database is ready for primetime? >> i don't. i really don't. i don't want my patients having the wrong impression because of inaccurate data that may be released on a database from the government. >> i think the database should go public right now. >> reporter: lina wen, an er doctor at george washington university who says she takes no payments from drug companies
calls any delay in publishing the information unacceptable. >> i have a lack of faith in doctors who do not want to be transparent with their patients. doctors need to become accountable to the people we serve. >> reporter: cms declined to go on camera but said in an e-mail quote, data accuracy is critical to the success of this transparency program and cms is committed to ensuring the integrity of data made available to the public. it is now giving doctors 11 extra days until september 8th to preview and correct their payments information but won't delay the public rollout three weeks later. our messages to cgi the database contractor which also handled healthcare.gov were not returned. vinita? >> mark albert thank you. now here's a look at the weather for your weekend.
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it is time now for "morning rounds." joining us are cbs news contributor dr. holly phillips and dr. david agis. first up fans of robin williams are reacting to stunning new revelations. his widow says the oscar-winning actor and comedian in parkinson's disease when he took his own life. susan schneider revealed her husband's health issues in a statement. it reads "robin's sobriety was
intact and he was brave as heel heeled with depression anxiety as well as early stages of parkinson's. this raises more questions about his suicide. dr. david agis talk to us about this because i think people actually might think there is some sort of link between parkinson's and mental health. >> well there's clear association of parkinson's and depression. people with parkinson's disease have much higher rates of depression. there's also data showing people with depression years later had about a threefold increase in parkinson's disease. so we don't know if it was early parkinson's or one led to another. it's certainly an interesting correlation. they both have to do with nerves in the brain that make dopamine. the connection makes sense scientifically. >> would his family or inner circle have noticed the symptoms? can they be disguised? >> jeff it's interesting. early on in parkinson's disease, the symptoms can actually be very subtle. you might see very fine tremors or a little muscle rigidity.
there are medications that can really slow down the progression of the disease. so even after people have been diagnosed, they might go for several years, six, seven or even eight years without their friends and family members noticing their symptoms. >> turns out the ebola outbreak in west africa is actually worse than the numbers show. that's according to the world health organization. doctors without borders says the virus has killed more than 1,100 in four nations and sickened almost 2,000 others. that is more than half the number of reported ineffects. but workers on the ground say many cases go unreported. the united nations is working with affected countries to curb the spread right now. david, no approved treatments or cures for ebola, but this experimental drug z-map has been used in some cases. is it working? does it work? >> we have no idea. so it's been used in several patients. one patient got better. it is not clear whether it's from z-map or not. and it's an important point is that we have this virus that is bad and is killing about 70% of the people who get it.
and we don't have a treatment that we know works yet. there is data that just came out last week in a new discussion that statins actually block some of the inflammation in the body and may make people live longer or better with this disease like they did with swine flu. but these drugs like zmapp and others, first, there's no supply. second of all, we just don't know they work. >> holly, i think the primary concern is could it spread in the united states? we've heard about the two american missionary workers. is there a possibility there are more? >> you know vinita epidemiologists basically say we might see more cases coming into the united states like with these health care workers, people who work abroad don't realize they're sick and come back here, or they come here directly for treatment. but we're likely not to see -- very likely not to see any direct spread here. we're not going to end up with an outbreak in the way that we're seeing in west africa. on the other hand, you know it really is important to focus on containing the virus there.
the more cases that are there, the more we can see a spread both here and throughout the world. so it's really important that we see that containment as much as possible there. >> david, why this kind of outbreak now? >> you know this virus was first isolated in the '70s p. it came from a bat. there were small little villages. they would basically be decimated. well, over the last several years, many of these countries were urbanized. now there are these big cities. and so this hit a city. once it hits the city, it spreads like wildfire. there's another city that had a couple of cases called lagos that has 22 million people. so if it spreads in that city, we ain't seen nothing yet. and so this virus came around 20 or so outbreaks over the last 30 years, and there will be more whether from this virus or others. we have to get better at containing these things and identifying them early so we can actually make a difference. >> well in a major scientific achievement, researchers said
they have created tissue that acts a lot like the brain tissue of rats. cells are made on a scaffold and can be kept alive for two months. scientists hope to use this to learn how brain cells react to traumatic injury. this could lead to new treatments. there are new concerns about a chemical found in the products you might be using to wash your hands or brush your teeth. let's talk about this a little bit. david, what is this ingredient we're talking about, and what are the concerns right now? >> it's scary. it's called triclycen. it started when surgeons it was how they cleaned their hands. and then they slowly started to put it in things like soap the antibacterial soaps and in toothpastes to block bacteria in the mouth and block gingivitis. this data has been around for a long time which was never public that it can block development of mice in their tryhyroid and bones. it has an effect potentially in humans. so many companies have withdrawn
it from their products. yet there's still one toothpaste on the market that has it in, which is colgate total. and so we have to pay attention to these things because they're alternatives. if this were a drug where there was nothing else to use, then there's some merit. but here there are plenty of other things can you brush your teeth with. >> he mentioned colgate. we reached out to them. they said two decades of review have made us believe this product is safe. as a physician, would you recommend this to your patients? >> you know my position on sort of all of these things is unless there's a clear, clear benefit, why take a risk? you know as david just mentioned, there are hundreds of toothpastes on the store shelves that don't contain the triclocin. we also know there's a great amount of exposure we have to this chemical. there was a recent study done and 100% of the pregnant women that they studied had the chemical in their bloodstream, and about 50% of them actually had the chemical in the umbilical cord going to the baby. so if we can minimize our exposure while we're still
trying to understand what the, you know what the effects of the chemical are, i still think it's a good thing. just pick a different toothpaste. >> it would seem then, if you're talking about women who are pregnant who are transmitting, it's also a concern for younger children or is that the case? we need to be extra sensitive with them? >> you know i think always both pregnant women and children, we need to be extremely sensitive with all chemical -- all chemical exposures, and this is no exception. finally, new research presented at the meeting of the american chemical society shows that in the future working up a sweat by exercising may not only be good for your health but could also power your small electronic devices. researchers report they have designed a sensor in the form of a temporary tattoo that can both monitor a person's progress during exercise and produce power from all that perspiration. a good reason to sweat. >> yeah i think i need to get one of those so i can power up my cell phone. i'm always running out of battery. >> a tattoo that can monitor your workout. >> it's pretty cool. i mean this is the era of big data.
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under pressure from all sides including its own stockholders, seaworld has announced big changes to improve the lives of its top attractions, orcas, also known as killer whales. >> it's a plan to redesign and enlarge the powerful animal's tanks. john blackstone has details. >> ladies and gentlemen, the blue world project. >> reporter: seaworld san diego unveiled plans to double the
size of its pool for killer whales. dr. christopher dole is a seaworld vice president. >> our goal is to create an environment that is ever changing, full of novel challenges and stimulation to keep these remarkable animals healthy mentally and physically. >> reporter: seaworld's stock dropped by one-third wednesday. the park's attendance has flattened over the past year since the release of the documentary "blackfish." the film argues the park's mistreatment of whales has made them aggressive and highlights incidents in which trainers have been attacked. >> the company is under huge threat. investors are running for the exits. >> reporter: david phillips has campaigned against keeping killer whales in captivity. >> i don't think this is going to change the dynamics at seaworld. it's now viewed as a place that's inhumane for orcas and dolphins. and the public is on to that. >> the plans include a fast water current that will move water at an accelerated rate.
a treadmill for killer whales creating an endless pool. >> reporter: the tank is going to have a current in it the whale can swim against. >> no it's inhumane to bring an orca whale that swims hundreds of miles and expect it to thrive in a concrete box. >> reporter: seaworld says the new tank in san diego will open in 2018 followed by similar projects in orlando and san antonio. for "cbs this morning saturday," john blackstone, san francisco. coming up the solution to saving a major airport turned out to be right under the tarmac. but it is getting to be a controversial idea. we'll explain. you're watching "cbs this morning saturday."
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you started this ten years ago. >> yes. >> you thought that people would come to a commercial film with bipolar. i mean props to you. >> you know what? honestly, i am interested -- i was inspired by movies of the '70s. i love "five easy pieces." i wanted to do a movie that was slightly socially conscious based on reality. and i don't really do a lot of judgment in my characters but i am interested in our -- what i think is a sort of state of alienation right now which has to do with our inability to feel. and maybe our desire to not feel. and i think we use substance abuse and this character does certainly and, of course zach's character is mentally ill.
and they are kind of living in i aworld that looks like they're in a movie. like they're in some kind of stoner comedy. as the movie goes on you start realizing, wait a minute owens's character has a substance abuse problem and zach's character is mentally ill. to me it's like a complicated issue of like what is the solution to that? it's just a compromise, you know. >> as jane said this is so apropos because we're talking about robin williams' death. and jane and i were talking about earlier because in the paper today, the rate of suicide among men, middle-aged men, is up 40%. that's that state of alienation that you deal with in some ways in this movie. >> i feel like, you know, you can't control it. and then the idea is that owens' character has to stop taking drugs, and zach's character has to start taking medication. and i kind of was, like that is the compromise of life you know, who even knows if you can ever get out of that. and that's kind of what i was interested in.
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and we will show you some of the best. but first, our top story, tensions continue to flare on the streets of a st. louis suburb in the wake of last weekend's shooting of a black teenager. >> this morning we know much more about the 18-year-old who died and the officer who shot him. the new developments stoked further anger in ferguson last night. police and about 200 protesters clashed after a crowd broke into the convenience store that brown allegedly robbed the day he was killed. let's get the latest now from vladimir dutier in st. louis. vladimir, good morning.
michael brown's attorneys had this to say about that release. >> the family feels that that was centralstrategic. they think it was aimed as den greating their son. it was a character assassination attempt. >> reporter: that was anthony gray, family attorney for the brown family. now, again, more frustration from the crowd having to did not know that michael brown had stolen a box of cigars when he stopped him. he stopped him because he was walking in the middle of the street. later the chief told local reporters that in fact officer wilson did know that michael brown had stolen the cigars and that was why he stopped him.
businesses on the establishments that service the neighborhoods here but clearly that has gone unheeded as far as last night was concerned. jeff? >> vladimir dutier thank you very much. this morning rick perry, the governor of texas, is facing felony charges of misusing his official powers. late yesterday a county grand jury in austin indicted perry for allegedly using his veto power to try to pressure a district attorney to resign last year. perry's a republican and a possible 2016 presidential hopeful. the d.a. is a democrat. two suspects are in jail this morning on charges of kidnapping two amish girls in northern new york state. steven howells and nicole vasey
are being held without bond. the sisters, 7 and 12-year-olds were abducted from a roadside farm stand wednesday evening. they turned up safe thursday night 50 miles away. pope francis celebrated an open-air mass in seoul, south korea, this morning on the third day of his visit to south korea. and close to 1 million people attended that mass. the pope beatified 124 korean martyrs who died for refusing to denounce their christian beliefs as the first step toward possible sainthood. the pope then visited the house of hope a basilica that cares for disabled adults and children where there was singing, dancing and hugs. pittsburgh international airport has lost a lot of money and business in recent years, but it sits on top of an untapped supply of natural gas. to get it energy companies will use the controversial extraction process known as fracking. terry okita reports. >> reporter: at the pittsburgh airport just outside the runway fence, fracking crews are preparing to tap into a treasure trove of natural gas. >> we've all agreed these pads
are in the best location that they can be not compromising any safety whatsoever. >> reporter: the natural gas is in deposits deep beneath the runways and terminals. so to reach it crews will have to drill horizontally. at a recent meeting, energy executives laid out their plan. >> i can assure you that we have been working diligently and collaboratively to develop a drilling plan that we believe will enable us to develop the oil and natural gas at the airport efficiently while minimizing environmental and airport operational impacts. >> reporter: in its heyday pittsburgh international was a bustling hub for us airways that serviced 21 million passengers in a single year. but after usair pulled up stakes and merged with american airlines, passenger traffic plummeted to a low of just 8 million people in 2013. now the airport is drowning in debt, spending 42% of its roughly $91 million operating budget just on loan payments.
royalties from the natural gas are worth an estimated $20 million a year. a hefty paycheck that could help change the airport's financial course. nationwide, other airports are already tapping into underground profits. each year in texas, drilling at dfw brings in $8 million. and in colorado denver international earns roughly $6 million from oil and gas. in pittsburgh the faa required an environmental assessment before fracking could begin and found no significant impact clearing the way for drilling and profits. for "cbs this morning saturday," i'm teri okita. >> joining us with more on the use of fracking to save an airport is brian walsh, senior editor of "time" magazine. brian, good morning. >> good to be here. >> so pittsburgh passed this with minimal opposition whatbut what are the concerns? >> well with fracking there's concerns about could there be contamination for the underground water that fracking has to go through. there's worries about spills on
the surface, any kind of sort of activity like that. there's worries about air pollution from the actual process. and a big issue is really industrializing off in sort of very rural areas. you'll have trucks a lot of equipment moving in, and that can be very disruptive. >> they say this land offers ideal conditions for fracking. what does that mean? >> it means it's sitting on top of multiple shale layers a lot of gas sitting right there basically. you can just reach it with one well pad as opposed to having to build lots and lots of pads which you see in other areas like texas. and a big part of it it's owned by one person. so gas companies don't have to go to hundreds and possibly thousands of landlords to actually get the gas. >> you mentioned texas. there we had seen some concerns about seismic activity as a result of this drilling and the horizontal drilling. is that a possibility for pittsburgh also that they should be aware of? >> well, with the concerns about seismic activity it's less the actual fracking and drilling than what are known as disposal wells. when you drill and frac you
produce a lot of leftover water, leftover fluid, really, has to go somewhere. and in many parts of the country like texas, they put them in these wells. and you create a lot of pressure when you're packing in millions and millions of gallons of water. so that can become an issue with seismic activity if it intersects with a fault. in pennsylvania that's less the case. we don't have a lot of disposal wells there. so you have an additional problem, of course which is where is that wastewater going to go. so quakes aren't a problem, but you still have an issue with what to do with this actual fluid. >> serious drought concerns in parts of the country. an enormous amount of water is used. is that a concern at all? >> i think it is. if you're looking at texas or california where they're considering fracking for oil, those are parts of the country that are very water stressed. any additional use for water is going to be a concern. for pennsylvania perhaps less so. that's really so much of the drought conditions but, you know, as this scales up, which it is around the country, water use and water scarcitye ityity will be a bigger issue. >> we've seen denver and dallas
do this and they've raised a good amount of money. were there any problems they had that pittsburgh should be aware of? >> well dallas-ft. worth has had issues with seismic activity. they so desperate for it. >> and they're going to get a lot of money. >> exactly. they're going to become an airport that has a side business in flying that mostly is a fracking area. >> thanks, brian. at the little league world series in williamsport pennsylvania a 13-year-old girl from philadelphia is making history. pitcher davis of the dragons dominated nashville with eight strikeouts and only gave up two hits. she's only the fifth girl to make it to the little league world series and the only girl to throw a shutout at williamsport. but davis says it's not just about her. >> the whole team got us here today. so it shouldn't just be about
me. it should be about the whole team. >> the dragons beat nashville 4-0. and if they win it she would be the first girl on a championship team. >> very, very cool stuff. so somebody say, are you getting bothered by all the media attention? is it too much to handle? she said no, i can always just say no. >> smart. if only other people knew that. >> she is doing awesome. ten minutes after the hour. here's a look at the weather for your weekend. up next a nigerian musician whose afrobeats sound helped bring down a dictateorshipdictatorship. a new documentary chronicles the life and legacy of him. you're watching "cbs this morning saturday."
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for me there's nothing immoral about sex, not to talk about it. what matters to me is corruption ad oppression. ♪ no freedom ♪ ♪ no justice ♪ ♪ no happiness ♪ >> he has been compared to both bob marley and nelson mandela. nigerian musician and activist fela kuti with the afrobeats sound he created. now 17 years after his death, fela's legacy is getting a fresh look in a new film. here's anthony mason. ♪ >> reporter: for nearly three
decades, fela kuti led a one-man revolution with his music. ♪ now, to play african music, you must be able to produce a beautiful groove ♪ >> he's small but has enormous presence who moves so gracefully. big smile. but burning eyes with a kind of hurt and also intensity and rage that i think captivates you. you think, wow! >> reporter: oscar-winning director alex givny combed through 1,000 hours of archival film for his new documentary "finding fela." >> he was a guy who sat around his compound nearly naked almost all the time. maybe a speedo on you know holding forth usually with a huge number of women all around. but at the same time was going toe to toe with the military. ♪ these damn human rights ♪ >> reporter: fela was born to a prominent nigerian family.
in 1969 his music took him to los angeles where he was deeply influenced by the american civil rights movement. when he returned to nigeria, fela took up the fight against a corrupt military dictatorship. music was a weapon for him. >> that's what his phrase was. "music is a weapon." in the sense that there's no shield for the human heart. you know you can't -- once you imbue the spirit of that music, no matter how powerful the dictator, you can't shatter that spirit. >> as far as africa is concerned, music cannot be for enjoyment. music has to be for revolution. >> reporter: as political as it was, the music was still enormously influential. >> paul mccartney in the film talks about how he wept when he went to the shrine which is where fela used to perform in lagos. >> reporter: he called it afrobeat, a mixture of jazz funk church hymns and chanted vocals. that sound hooked american businessman steven hendel who
after discovering his music online would become the most unlikely messenger of fela's story. >> i just was totally floored. i had never heard music like that. the great musician who had sacrificed everything to stand up for human dignity, and nobody knew who he was pep. >> i am fela. so let us turn nigeria upside down. >> reporter: in 2003 hendel acquired the rights to fela's music. and along with backers like jay-z and will and jade jada smith. >> they arrested him 200 times. they beat him incessantly. they burned his compound down threw his mother out the window, and she died from that. >> were you afraid at that moment? did you beg for your life? >> and he had come out of jail and he'd write another incredibly brilliant song and the words of the song
essentially were "you guys are stealing our liberty, our freedom, our dignity, and we're never going to stop fighting you." >> you are making me stronger. and i'm much more stronger now. >> reporter: fela was jailed in 1984. amnesty international declared him a prisoner of conscience which elevated fela's profile. his emergence from jail is compared to mandela coming out of jail. he's probably the second most important person in africa. >> i think that was true. >> reporter: when fela died of aids in 1997 1 million people would attend his memorial. ♪ today his legacy is carried on by the band from the broadway musical. last month they were joined on stage by one of fela's sons femi kuti. >> ideas must be taken from great musicians who have great ideas because they identify with the masses. they identify with a lot of
people. so it's very important for politicians to communicate with these kind of people for brilliant ideas on how to resolve a lot of political issues. >> his music resonates for resistance and the unwillingness to bow your head to authority. >> it's about legacy and inspiration. what a man can stand for, what a man leaves and how a man's legacy can inspire. >> if this isn't the best show for music, i'm not sure what is. >> i know. >> i'm so glad i could be here today. >> it gives people a chance to rediscover him as well. >> it's fantastic stuff. you can get stopped by the politics, but then the music is just tremendous. >> i heard someone say it's slow-cooked style music. that is what it sounds like. up next bat hotels getting lost in languages you don't speak can turn a fun trip into a nightmare, but new travel apps can help make your next vacation memorable memorable. we're going to talk about all those. you're watching "cbs this
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♪ vacations are getting an upgrade thanks to new travel apps. for more we're joined by a contributor to the online tech guide "gear patrol." bradley, good morning. >> thanks, guys. good morning. >> the first app is called day one. what does it do? >> day one. it's essentially a journal. my father i remember when we were younger, would keep a travel journal. he would have this log. we'd go to the beach. and he'd be like we played putt-putt today. it's essentially the same thing. it's password protected if you want to use it. you can also very cleanly add photos. at this awesome cafe really loved my croissant in paris as the locals say. snap a photo, goes right in there. you can look at the calendar view and be, like wait. last year when i was in paris, i ate at this cool cafe.
that's great. so you can do it that way. there's also a list. >> i love that it's chronological because sometimes you forget what you did on each day. >> exactly exactly. and if you're traveling to multiple places over a short period of time, sometimes your vacations are, you know you ended up because your car broke down and you ended up at this gas station or whatever. you had these little moments that you don't plan. and you can remember those. and that's kind of cool. >> putt-putt and croissants you have a good vacation. >> you expect to keep doing the accent especially with the next one. >> oui, oui. >> 16 dictionaries. >> it's excellente. it is -- imagine instead of back in the day, you're a classic tourist with a camera and the map and the translation dictionary in front of them. now it's all on your phone. so what's cool about it is if you're on wi-fi or using data 3g, 4g whatever. hold it up using the camera it will read what's in front of you and translate it live. which is pretty sweet. you can also type stuff in if you're offline, download the dictionary if you know you're
going to france as it were. france board of tourism is sponsoring this. then you you'll be able to do it offline and not use data. >> they are not, for the record. >> they're not, for the record yes. >> let's talk about last-minute hotel deals. hotel tonight. >> hotel tonight is awesome. specifically if you're in a metro area or an area that would have higher-end hotels that you think maybe there's a room that's empty tonight. you use it. you go to the place. boom, hotel tonight. look at that deep discounts. can you look at a map. you can also -- the way it's laid out is very clean, nice graphics. great way if you're in a city and you're like shoot, i need a last-minute hotel. >> jeff loves dark sky. tell us about that one. >> dark sky, other than having a name that could be the next bond movie, it is very cleanly laid out as well. it's a beautiful app. it's a great way to digest the weather that's coming up trying to figure out what's going on. it's not completely accurate, of course, because it's weather. so only the god app would
probably totally put that together. but it's a great way to figure out, is it going to rain? is it not? you can look at the week hour by hour instead of one day at a time. >> we have a special feature on that app coming up next week. >> good. the pope, he's in korea. so who knows what's next? >> bradley merci. >> keep us going. coming up created for the rugged life of an old west cowboy, now footwear for the fashion conscious, too. we take you to the west texas home of the cowboy boot. you're watching "cbs this morning saturday."
for people who haven't read the book it's about a society with no conflict no wars no sadness and also no love and no emotion. katie, what did you think when you first got the script? >> i really loved the script and then i read the book. and i, you know immediately understood why it's so beloved. and i think these themes are very important. and what i love about the movie is you see this extreme society. >> it's perfect in many ways because there's no conflict. >> no war, no pain. but then you see jonas go through having all of these memories and these beautiful human moments. and it's wonderful to see on screen these wonderful life moments. and to me, the movie is very emotional when you see it.
you know it's a celebration of life in many ways because you're seeing what happens when you take away freedom. >> a lot of powerful ideas here too, harvey. >> you know katie and alexander are both getting really strong reviews. and they mirror meryl streep and jeff bridges. and i really went to meryl, and i have to tell you her daughters closed the deal. because like my daughters, closed my deal. three of my daughters had read "the giver." they said, dad you've got to make the movie. i call meryl right away. i said, have your girls read the book? she called me back and said they love it. climate control has caused us pain. overpopulation caused us pain. she goes through all the reasons why society was perfect and why there's no pain now. and then jeff bridges debates her in his part. and just to see these two great actors be on the opposite meryl actually makes you believe that totalitarianism had a reason, and that's the strength of the book.
a 1962 ferrari set a new record for the most expensive car ever sold at auction. the red ferrari 250 gto was sold for $38.6 million. >> it was once owned by a french racing driver and olympic gold medal skier in the 1940s. the ferrari gto is one of the rarest cars in the auction world because ferrari only made 39. >> a beautiful car. you know they thought it would get double that amount. you want it? >> beautiful stuff. >> it really is. we begin this half hour with the all-american cowboy boot. it's been a symbol of the west old and new, for more than 150 years. the footwear of rough-edged ranchers urban cowboys and so many more. >> it is also big business especially in texas, home to
more boot makers than anywhere else in the world. brandon scott went to the western tip of the lone star state and found a boot bonanza. >> reporter: el paso is a city built on boots. home to three different factories and all sorts of shops, it's no wonder texans often call it their cowboy boot capital. tell me about these boots that you've got on. these are some bright turquoise and orange boots. >> these are my barbecue boots. >> reporter: barbecue boots. only in texas. >> yes. >> reporter: novina leads the creative team at rocket buster a custom boot boutique where each elaborate design is meticulously handcrafted. and each pair comes with a texas-sized price tag of up to $6800. >> we call these the chandelier boots. >> reporter: chandelier boots. >> sparkly. >> reporter: it can take six months for kristi and her team to turn leather into what she calls wearable art. >> anybody's dream can become a
reality, and it can be put on their boots. >> reporter: what's the limit? can you go so far that these no longer become cowboy boots? >> i mean, i'm willing to take it wherever it needs to be. >> well there's so much top room on a boot to stitch designs and colors. and the way people have done that i think are like works of art. >> reporter: in her book "cowboy boots the art and soul," author jennifer june showcases the original unique and often off the wall designs of custom boot makers from all across texas. >> there's so much creativity now between the desires of the customer and the skills of the maker, it's kind of a golden age for that. >> reporter: indeed the cowboy boot has come a long way from its humble post-civil war beginnings. the original designs eventually evolved to include a smooth sole and tall heel to help riders stay in their saddles during the westward expansion. ♪ my only pair of shoes are not so neat ♪ >> reporter: but it wasn't until
roy rogers moseyed onto the big screen that boots finally got some flair. like tall hats or big trucks ornate custom boots have become a trademark of the lone star state's rich and powerful especially for politicians. governor rick perry spent his career sporting custom boots. and both bush presidents proudly wear custom designs. the elder bush owns 25 pairs. >> the collar is overlaid. the roses are underlaid and twisted. >> reporter: you turn red and pink leather into roses on this boot. >> all done by hand. >> reporter: randy watson is ceo of just in brandin brands that's been in business since the 1800s. their technique hasn't changed much since then, but their boots have. >> the thing that i tell people is we can make anything. we can be as intricate as you'd
like. >> reporter: so you can turn these boots into something more than just something you wear on your feet. >> you can turn a boot into a story. >> reporter: a different story for every pair. and for every person who wears them. for "cbs this morning saturday," brandon scott, el paso, texas. >> now, miss nair you are from texas. where are the boots? >> you know what? i have a pair but i will say they never looked like that when i was growing up. >> your husband wears them. >> he does. he wears red wings all the time. the thing about boots -- >> please educate. >> -- when you get them they're not that comfortable and then they start to mold to your feet. you can't just go out and wear them. you have to invest time and love and energy. >> next weekend, maybe? >> if you come back. >> hopefully. here's a look at the weather now for your weekend.
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♪ on the beach in hawaii ♪ he was born in japan but award-winning chef roy yamaguchi has called hawaii home for most of his life. he also calls it a source of inspiration. a pioneer of hawaiian fusion or pacific rim fusion he blends classic cooking techniques with hawaiian and asian ingredients. >> chef yamaguchi's original roy's restaurant opened in honolulu in 1988. today he has more than 25 across america. chef yamaguchi is a james beard winner and a co-founder of the hawaii food and wine festival. we are delighted to welcome him to "the dish." chef, good morning. >> aloha. good morning. >> aloha! what did you bring here? >> you know what? this is my style of cooking. it's called hawaiian fusion. we have a nice butter fish cod or sablefish. it's been on our menu for 25 years in hawaii. then we have chicken. and this fried rice is what i
used to cook for my friends back in high school. and, you know, a lot of garlic. and then we have szechuan green beans. and then every day when my dad used to come home from work my mother would used to have it on the table for him to munch on which is beer. >> you mention your dad. sort of untraditional that your dad did all the cooking in the household. >> my dad did most of the cooking about 90% of the time. my mom would cook once in a while. she did a good job, but my dad was just the ultimate cook. i mean we would go to the ports, and people would take us out of school. and we would spend hours and hours going to the fish markets. and he would grab the octopus. we'd take it home. that night i would put salt on the octopus. and my father would cook it that evening. and then we would eat it maybe at midnight. >> it's always been a part of your life, really. >> exactly. it's all good stuff. >> people have different ideas of what hawaiian cuisine is. how do you define hawaiian cuisine? >> number one, it's a state of mind to start with. but more important than that we
have a lot of bounty of ingredients we have in hawaii so it's just a great place to be able to just work with a lot of great ingredients. and then just come up with this fantastic concoctions of all the different ethnic backgrounds that people have. it's a combination of a lot of different things. >> so many people look to you as a visionary for bringing this sort of palette to american people and to other countries. how has your vision changed since 25 years ago when you first opened the restaurant? >> you know what? the world's getting smaller. we're traveling a lot. what i try to do is of course bring a lot of different ethnicity and cultures from different countries and add that to what i've continued to do from the very very start to fuse these flavors from different countries. that's what i try to do daily right now. >> what kind of new stuff are you trying now? >> adding a lot more philippinefilipino because come december, i'm going to open up a different concept. i'm adding flavors of like spanish to portuguese because, you know spanish -- portuguese
flavors have really inspired the cooking of hawaii many many years ago back in the 1800s. so i'm going to do something like that. >> i want to talk about the hawaiian food and wine festival which you co-founded. i love this festival because you challenge everybody to use what is available to them within the island. >> yes. so our food festival this is going to be our fourth year. we start august 29th, and it goes till september 7th. and the great thing about our festival is that we bring a lot of chefs from around the world. and it's all about getting the visitor industry and the states behind us, the hawaii tourism authority behind us. we have a lot of great hospitality industry. all together. and we're trying to create an event where it's sustainable. and at the same time giving back to our community. >> why did you want to create an event like that? >> because, you know a lot of events are there to i guess, make good for, say, for instance, one property. but for us it's about taking
care of our state. it's really taking care of the people that live in hawaii. our visitor industry came together, so we have a lot of different hotels. we have the airline industry. and of course, the farmers and fishermen and the great ranchers. they all came together. and as one, we do this event, and it gives back to the community, so it's really nice. >> did we talk about the beverage yet? >> no. >> i'm really looking forward to this. >> you have to have the pineapple martini. and of course you have to definitely chew on the pineapple at the very end. >> of course. with all the liquor in it. >> that's what separates the -- >> the coconut martini. >> mmm. ooh, that flavor has really infused. >> especially in the morning. >> chef yamaguchi, after you take a sip of that delicious drink, i want to get your signature. >> it's changed dramatically in the next few minutes. >> it's starting to kick in. >> we always walk that fine line every morning. >> we usually go over it.
>> and if you could have this meal with anyone pastor present, who would that person be? >> i didn't get a lot of time to spend with my grandfather as a child. my grandfather passed away about two years before i opened my first restaurant. if i would have a chance to spend some time with my grandfather with a meal like this, it would be pretty awesome. >> i can only imagine how proud he'd be. chef yamaguchi huhthank you so much. up next, our "saturday session" featuring puss & boots with music in the dive bars of brooklyn, new york including norah jones. eight years together they've just cut their first album. they're ahead. you're watching "cbs this morning saturday." will you help us find a new house for you and your brother? ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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"saturday session," puss & puss & boots." all female and loaded with talent including nine-time grammy winner norah jones. >> they started out six years ago jamming in brooklyn new york, bars for the fun of it. now jones, sasha dobson and katherine popper made it official releasing their first full-length studio album. it's called "no fools, no fun." and here they are with the single "don't know what it means." puss & boots. ♪ hey you ♪ ♪ get out of my shoes ♪ ♪ oh you don't know what it means ♪ ♪ you don't know what it means to be ♪ ♪ you don't know what it means to be me ♪ ♪ hey, you ♪ ♪ don't tell me what to do ♪
♪ oh, you don't know what it means to be ♪ ♪ you don't know what it means to be ♪ ♪ you don't know what it means to be free ♪ ♪ ♪ hey, you ♪ ♪ get out of my head ♪ ♪ oh you don't know what it means to be ♪ ♪ you don't know what it means to be ♪ ♪ you don't know what it means to be my friend ♪ ♪ hey, you ♪ ♪ get out of my bed ♪ ♪ oh you don't know what it means to be ♪ ♪ you don't know what it means to be ♪
♪ you don't know what it means to be my man ♪ ♪ ♪ oh you don't know what it means to be ♪ ♪ you don't know what it means to be ♪ ♪ you don't know what it means to be me ♪ ♪ oh you don't know what it means to be ♪ ♪ you don't know what it means to be ♪ ♪ you don't know what it means to be me ♪ >> we will be right back with more music from puss & boots. you're watching "cbs this morning saturday."
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tomorrow on "sunday morning," a conversation with the soul man, the great sam moore of sam & dave. plus remembering the laughs a robin williams retrospective. then monday hitting your brain's reset button. a leading neuroscientist reveals secrets of the mind including daydreaming in "the organized mind." >> i will see you on monday morning. >> sounds good. have a great weekend, everybody. >> more music from "puss schlt"puss "puss & boots." >> this is "six degrees of separation." ♪ i tried to pretend i don't love you ♪ ♪ i tried to make light of it all ♪
♪ six degrees of separation ♪ ♪ we want to welcome back chef roy yamaguchi. we want to talk to you about this dessert because we didn't really get around to it at the table. >> pineapple upside down cake. so it's nice and glazed. it's all baked together. what you want to do is just put your fork in there and just chow down. >> oh, you don't have to teach us how to eat something like this. so i wanted to ask you, i read somewhere that the first home ec class was all about a girl. >> you know what? yeah, it's a true story. i actually took home -- a friend of mine says hey, roy, we need to take home ec in high school. i said home ec what is that? he says don't worry about it we're going to meet a lot of girls. so i said count me in. >> and thus started the entire
career. >> without that, i would never be sitting right here. >> chef what is your favorite thing to make? >> you know what? i like to make -- you know cooking fish is probably one of my favorite things to do. so any type of dish where i can really saute and put a nice sear on the surface of the fish itself and just keep it nice and moist on the inside. it's pretty neat. yeah, it feels good. >> quickly, what's the biggest mistake people make when cooking fish? >> you know what? number one you have to make sure that the fish is nice and fresh. it cannot smell like fish. it has to have a very very clean smell to it and it has to have a nice sheen to it at the same time. it has to be shiny. and on top of that make sure you have a nice hot pan. >> we're running out of time chef. hot pan, keep it clean. >> keep it clean. i can go forever. >> thank you. for more about "cbs this morning," visit us at cbsnews.com.
live from the cbs bay area studios. this is kpix5 news. clean up under way this morning after protestors stormed the streets of oakland and berkeley. and these protestors laying a message. and where people are getting west nile virus and the warning signs. and less than 24 hours away from the 49ers debut at levi's stadium. and is everything ready to go? i am